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National Statistics Underestimate Lyme Disease Reality

Poughkeepsie Journal, Dec. 7, 2016:

By John Ferro

Andrew Evans remembers when Lyme disease first began to emerge in the local consciousness.

In the early 1990s, Evans served as a Dutchess County public health adviser whose job it was to investigate how many cases were afflicting county residents.

“The first year I started doing surveillance, I remember getting 600 […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Environment, Lifestyle|Comments Off on National Statistics Underestimate Lyme Disease Reality

IMAGINE: A LIFE WITH LYME DISEASE

IMAGINE is a short film documenting a typical day in the life of someone suffering from chronic Lyme Disease. This film was made in hopes of bringing more awareness and understanding to the fastest growing infectious disease in North America. In lieu of May being Lyme Disease Awareness Month, I challenge you to watch and […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Lifestyle, Stories|Comments Off on IMAGINE: A LIFE WITH LYME DISEASE

28 People With Chronic Illness Explain What ‘Brain Fog’ Feels Like to Them

“‘Brain fog’ is a term that often comes up when people share their experiences with chronic illness. If you don’t know what it means, you might assume it’s similar to feeling a little sleepy before your morning coffee, but its effects can extend well beyond that.”

This is just one symptom of chronic illness that people have […]

By |March 10th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 28 People With Chronic Illness Explain What ‘Brain Fog’ Feels Like to Them

Lyme Disease: The New Epidemic

 

Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia Burgdoferi is the fastest growing epidemic in the world. In US alone, an estimated 18 million people are stricken with this chronic infection and most are unaware of its presence in their system. Majority of the chronically ill have Borrelia Burgfoferi (Bb) infection as the main contributing factor in their […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Lyme Disease: The New Epidemic

10 Things You Must Remember When Someone In Your Life Has Lyme

“Someone you know is sick with Lyme disease. It could be a friend, a family member, a significant other or just an acquaintance. Whoever it is, you’ve got some questions. Or maybe you don’t, but you want a better idea of what the heck is going on. This entry will hopefully offer some explanation, and […]

By |January 12th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 10 Things You Must Remember When Someone In Your Life Has Lyme

Prevent Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is spread by the bite of an infected tick. In the United States, an estimated 300,000 infections occur each year.  If you camp, hike, work, or play in wooded or grassy places, you could be bitten by an infected tick.

People living in or visiting New England, the mid-Atlantic states, and the upper Midwest […]

By |January 6th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Prevent Lyme Disease

Yolanda Foster: What I Saw Was Ignorance

Yolanda explains why Taylor has only made her want to fight harder to get the word out about Lyme disease.

View original article by Yolanda Foster here

By |December 16th, 2015|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Yolanda Foster: What I Saw Was Ignorance

“The Most Ridiculous Article Written in 2015”

“Five reasons to not totally panic about ticks and Lyme disease” 

Find the Article here: https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/growth-curve/five-reasons-not-totally-panic-about-ticks-and-lyme-disease

 

With suggestions and statements like “Lyme disease is generally easy to treat” and “It’s all overkill,” the article written by Meghan Rosen gained a lot of attention from the Lyme community. She outlined her experience with a tick that she found on the […]

By |November 5th, 2015|Lifestyle|3,592 Comments

10 Things To Know When Someone In Your Life Has Lyme

Originally Posted – http://medarticles.org/10-things-to-know-when-someone-in-your-life-has-lyme-2/

 

So someone you know is sick with Lyme disease. It could be a friend, a family member, a significant other or just an acquaintance. Whoever it is, you’ve got some questions.  Or maybe you don’t, but you want a better idea of what the heck is going on. This entry will hopefully offer […]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Lifestyle|5,694 Comments

How Doctors Take Women’s Pain Less Seriously

Originally Published – http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/emergency-room-wait-times-sexism/410515/?utm_source=yahoo

 

Early on a Wednesday morning, I heard an anguished cry—then silence.

I rushed into the bedroom and watched my wife, Rachel, stumble from the bathroom, doubled over, hugging herself in pain.

“Something’s wrong,” she gasped.

This scared me. Rachel’s not the type to sound the alarm over every pinch or twinge. She cut her finger badly […]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Lifestyle|1,591 Comments